It seems like a lot of folks have been writing about the default apps / services they use and while I’m late to the game, here is my list…at least for 2023. ๐Ÿคฃ I did a little tweak to the format everyone seems to be using: I split up my home and work life, as I do my best to keep things separate.

Assuming his site / page are working, you can go see a list on Rob Knight’s website or add your site to the list at Github.

๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client

๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server

  • Home: Fastmail & iCloud
  • Work: Exchange

๐Ÿ“ Notes

โœ… To-Do

๐Ÿ“ท Camera

  • Home: iPhone 15 Pro
  • Work: N/A

๐ŸŸฆ Photo Management

๐Ÿ“† Calendar

๐Ÿ“ Cloud File Storage

  • Home: iCloud, Backblaze, & OneDrive
  • Work: Enterprise-hosted SharePoint / OneDrive

๐Ÿ“– RSS

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Contacts

  • Home: Contacts / Cardhop
  • Work: Outlook / Exchange

๐ŸŒ Browser

  • Home: Safari
  • Work: Edge

๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat

  • Home: iMessage, Whatโ€™s App, & Signal
  • Work: Teams & Slack

๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks

๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later

๐Ÿ“„ Word Processing

  • Home: Pages & Word
  • Work: Word

๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets

  • Home: Numbers & Excel
  • Work: Excel

๐Ÿ“Š Presentations

  • Home: N/A
  • Work: PowerPoint

๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists

๐Ÿด Meal Planning

๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance

๐Ÿ“ฐ News

  • Home: Combination of RSS and Podcasts.
  • Work: N/A

๐ŸŽต Music

  • Home: Music & Plex
  • Work: N/A

๐ŸŽค Podcasts

๐Ÿ” Password Management

  • Home: 1Password 4
  • Work: N/A

๐Ÿค– Code Editing

๐Ÿ“š Books

  • Home: Kindle
  • Work: N/A

๐ŸŒŽ Blogging

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Screenshots

๐ŸŒค๏ธ Weather

๐Ÿ“‘ Clipboard Manager

  1. Trying to convince my sister-in-law to use it instead of a series of external hard drives; she has an extreme aversion to playing for cloud storage. ↩︎

  2. I’ve been pushing my Team to use a common Wiki page for shared bookmarks. ↩︎

  3. I was using PocketSmith but as they recently raised their prices without offering anything new, I’ve moved on. ↩︎

  4. It took years but I was finally able to convince my Parents to start using a password manager, especially when functions on both their iOS and Windows devices. ↩︎

  5. I use Day One for my personal thoughts and journal. ↩︎